Christa is a scientist, a total geek, and a good girl with a secret hankering for bad boys. Which turns out to be embarrassingly inconvenient when she’s kidnapped by a stunningly gorgeous—but obviously bad-to-the-bone—man intent on using her against the father she loves. A man with a seemingly uncanny ability to know exactly when she’s thinking about kissing him—which is most of the time.
But people are dying, and it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher than Jake ever imagined. Someone is out to obliterate the Tribe and everyone associated with it, including Christa. Only by working together to uncover the secrets behind the past, can they ever hope to have a future.
So basically we have a group of somewhat enhanced people who worked for the government but are now on the run. They are the Tribe, descended from a strange race discovered many years ago and kept secret. There are those who will do anything to control these escapees and it appears their former boss has a huge chink in his armour, his daughter, Christa. So taking advantage of that seems pretty straightforward to their leader Jake. Yet he's in for a whole world of hurt when he kidnaps Christa because she is an innocent, with no idea what her father really does. Oh, and did I mention she looks at Jake and imagines he's a stripper sent to fulfill her every fantasy? Yep, sexual chemistry is not easy to ignore but is this Stockholm Syndrome or something far more elemental in play?
Without revealing too much, I will state I was pulled into Unthinkable very easily. Yes, it's amusing reading how Jake and Christa react to each other but the constant ribbing from his fellow Tribe members just felt joyful. After all, their lives have been controlled so it made sense that they would revel in freedom and tease each other, life is after all for living!
Best of all though is the secrets, the mystery, and just how far does the corruption really go as unspeakable and to my mind inhumane acts are used against the Tribe. Yes, I did kind of guess something about characters here but the ending had me wanting so much more. Warning, if you read Unthinkable, you will be desperate for Ms Croft to write the sequel!
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.